Mrs. Raspberry’s definition

Diabetes lesson number 5,738: When told something is unsweetened, ask exactly how it’s made before eating or drinking it. When I picked up some local raspberries this morning at one of those much-beloved roadside operations, the woman manning the stand asked if I wanted a cup of raspberry juice before leaving. Without thinking, I scrunched up my nose and was audibly hesitant: Princess: Hmm, I don’t know, is it sweetened? Mrs. Raspberry: No. ––– Super wide grin on my face before taking a super-sized gulp. ––– Princess: Wow, this is really good, and it’s just straight raspberries? Mrs. Raspberry: Yeah, my sister has a juicer and sticks the raspberries in there and adds 7Up and apple juice… Uh what? Excuse me while I go gag on that pure sugar you just gave me, thank you very much! Now, I know it was just the other day when I was going …

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